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Line breaks: drama|tur¦gist
Pronunciation: /ˈdramətəːdʒist

Definition of dramaturgist in English:


A person who writes plays; a playwright.
Example sentences
  • Dramaturgists begin with Shakespeare's phrase, "All the world's a stage, and we are all players."
  • It is not only the formal, but also the processual and transitory elements of human situations that preoccupy the dramaturgists.
  • When a new theatre had been established at Bergen, Ibsen was appointed dramaturgist and dramatic poet.


early 19th century: formed as dramaturge + -ist.

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